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  • Commodores will be quick but...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said his boys basketball team will have “pretty good quickness again” but will be even shorter than usual.
    The Commodores return only two lettermen from last year’s 18-6 sectional championship team, Michael Schwartz, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, and Aaron Pierrard, a 6-foot senior center.
    Schwartz was usually the sixth man last year and Pierrard was the eighth man.

  • James, Pierrard, Dauby, Shaw,...

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    LEOPOLD—Grace James and Aaron Pierrard were repeat Most Valuable Player award winners at Perry Central’s fall sports awards program Tuesday.
    James, a senior setter, won the volleyball MVP for the second year in a row among a multitude of awards including first-team Class 2A all-state and academic all-state.
    Pierrard repeated as the Most Valuable Runner in boys cross country.
    Freshman Elizabeth Dauby was named the Most Valuable Runner in girls cross country.

  • 9 locals joining National Semi-...

    EVANSVILLE—What do nine Perry County men have in common with former Major League Baseball stars Hank Aaron, Willie Mays,  Pete Rose and Gil Hodges?
    They are all among the hundreds of men who will be inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame Saturday at the Clarion Inn.
    Longtime Tell City resident Don Roberts is listed as a player for the Grandview Greyhounds and former Tell City legend “Big Six” Leimgruber is listed as a player for Rockport on the roster of inductees.

  • Kaiser wins 9-10 Region; Tell...

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill.— William Tell fifth grader Jill Kaiser won the age 9-10 girls division at the USATF Cross Country Region 7 meet at Lewis University Saturday
    The win qualifies her to run in the national finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dec. 13.
    Tell City’s age-13-14 boys team placed third in that age group and Nigel Kaiser, 11, Jill’s brother, placed fifth in the 11-12 boys race to also qualify for the national finals.

  • James, Sprinkle help state’s...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Grace James and Jordan Sprinkle helped the South beat the North 25-21, 26-24 in Indiana’s Class A and 2A senior all-star match Sunday.
    With 14 players on each team, most played only one set.
    James and Sprinkle played the second set together.
    James, a setter, had 10 assists and served eight points on 10 for 10 serving with one ace.
    She also made two kills, two digs and one block.
    Sprinkle played middle hitter and made five kills. She went 2 for 2 serving.

  • Tell City wins Bedford tourney

    BEDFORD—Mason Waninger, Joe Craig, Jarrett Hawhee and Elliott Brown each went 4-0 as Tell City won the Bedford Duals season-opening wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat Forest Park 39-18, Speedway 48-28, Eastern Pekin 42-33, and Bedford North Lawrence 45-36.
    The Marksmen also won by forfeit over Indianapolis Brebeuf, which canceled at the last minute because it had only two wrestlers.
    Waninger pinned all four of his opponents in the 138-pound weight class.

  • Reitz pulls away from Tell City...

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    TELL CITY—Reitz went on a 10-0 run in the middle of the game to beat Tell City 53-43 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City outshot the Panthers from the field 31.6 percent to 30.9 percent and outrebounded them 48-38.
    But the Marksmen were hurt by committing nine more turnovers than Reitz and by early foul trouble to two key players, including Emma Kohnert.
    Free-throw shooting was also a negative for the Marksmen again, as they hit only 7 of 15 while Reitz made 17 of 22.

  • Marksmen feature experienced...

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    TELL CITY—Starting two sophomores at guard last year gave Tell City’s boys basketball team some growing pains, but it means the Marksmen have an experienced backcourt this year.
    “Our guard play should be pretty good,” said new coach Greg Arnold.
    However there may be some growing pains at other positions, as guards Hunter Rowe and Gant Miller are the only returning lettermen from last year’s 5-17 team.

  • Hot shooting Perry Central tops...

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    CANNELTON—Perry Central, led by Sarah Spires, hit 66.7 percent from the field in the first half en route to an 85-17 girls basketball win over Cannelton Monday.
    Spires came off the bench to hit 7 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 7 from three-point range, in the first half as the Commodores built a 54-9 lead.

  • Cannelton stumbles twice

    MEDORA—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 24 points but Cannelton lost to Medora 56-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Clausen, a 5-foot-2 senior guard, hit 8 of 21 from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 5 of 9 free throws.
    She also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with six.
    “She played about the best game she has played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She got a little confidence tonight and was shooting pretty well.”
    The rest of the Bulldogs hit only 4 of 27 from the field, though.